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Joseph: Good men, Moyses take in mynde,
as he was made through god all-might,
common all mankynde to wynne. [48a] Prim(us) pastor : Great god, syttynge in thy troone, 541
that made all thinge of nought,
this is hee that wee have sought.
518 vs ) as H B Wh 519 which ) wth D right) wight D 526 nor) or H, and B 527 dere ) dare Wr. 530 to have never seene ) never to see HB h Dm., never to have seen Wr. her ] his B 535 not] no H B waye ) omit Wh 536 forth 1 omit H B h Dm. andi omit HB Wh preach) preach forth H B WL 539 all ] one all B h, and all W wynne) mynd B, myne Wh 541 thinge thinges B Wh 542 nowe) omit H 543 here is this is BW, for thou arte h
S(e)c(un)d(us) pastor : Goe wee neere anone,
with such as we have brought,
lett see whether we have ought to proffer.
therfore ye must first offer.
borne in a cribbe!
566 for that I may with thee dwell,
and serve thee for aye.
and of heaven als !
that ever hath binne fals. 546 brooche) brush H B Wh or ) ner Wh 5 47 lett) lets H, Lett us Wh whether ) yf Wh to proffer ) Deimling says " unnecessary and spoiling the rime, but in all four manuscripts.” If we do not retain it, however, we have no word to rime with line 551, and if we do retain it we have the effect of a rime with 543 in 'ought. As all the manuscripts include it I see no reason for discard. ing it. 549 goe first ] furst goe H 550 yee you H Bh Dm. father fathers Bh Dm. in ) of HB Wh 551 ye must) must you H first] omit Wh 5 52 and 553 ) written as one line in H, as are each succeeding pair through line 571. 554 unto ) to H
555 full ) all H, fullye Wh sybbe ) omit Wh 558 do doth H B Wh 560] omit H 661 for ) so H B Wh 662 serve thee ) fare well H aye ] ever W 664 als) alsoe D 565 shall thow] shall thee Wr., thou shalt H Bh Dm. fell ) fall H
Hayle the, maker of the star[n]e,
with hart I pray thee to take yt.
that mankynde shall releeve!
This gifte, sonne, that I give thee ys but smalle, 585
and though I come the hyndmost of all,
Good lord, yett thinke on mee.  Garcius : My deare, with dryrie vnto thee I mee dresse,
my state on felloweshippe that I doe not lose, 567 starne) star DHB Wh
569 barne) baronne D 570 ] omit B Wh, added to line 569 in H 571 Loe sonne) omit H flackett ] flaggette W h, flasket H 572 therby) and thereat H hanges) omit H 573 for ] omit H B Wh with ] withall HWh 574 full ] omit B tymes ) omit H have ] hath H B Wh
575 to ] omit H, for to B yt) omit W 576 any) omit H
578 the fooe ] soe H, thee froo Wh 579 which) wth D
580 the ) omit I happe) hope DB, happes H 581 for one) in H B Wh 584 ] To offer unto thee this gifte, sonne, forsoth it is but small H son, that) omit B Wh I give 1 I bring Wr. 585 and omit H come came HBWh hyndmost] hyndermost H, last h
586 men] them Wr.
587 yett) then H B Wh 588 Garcius ] Trowle Wh dryrie drury HB h, dutye W
589 state ) foce H on ] and Wh not lose ] no lesse H
and for to save mee from all yll sicknesse, 590
and my prayers tyll death doth me call. The first boy: Nowe to you, my fellowes, this doe I
as our masters have donne vs beforne. The second boye: And of such goode as wee have
that of her body hasse (him) borne. The first boye: Abyde, syrres ! I will goe first to yonder 605
kinge. The second boye: and I will go next to that lordinge. The thyrd boye: Then will I be last of this offeringe,
this can I saye, noe more.
590 and ) omit Wr. for ) omit H 591 unto ] to H 592 and 593 written as one line in H B Wh 592 jewells) jewell H, dremes W my) omit H
593 have Is I have H B Wh thee 1 omit H B Wh 596 doth ) do H B WL 597–640 1 emit H 597 you 1 omit Wh doel will Wh
5 98 or that] before B wynde ) wende B WL
599 pray) and pray Wh 600 have ] hath Wr. beforne) before B Wh 601 goode] goodes B Wh
604 him ] her D, bene W hasse ) hade Wr. 605 firste boye ] thirde boye b abyde) A by B, I] and I h
607 will I be] wilbe I W last] the last B Wh
The first boye: Nowe, lord, for to give thee have I
in fayth, I can give thee noe more. The second boye: Lord, I knowe that thow art of this
as thow art god and man. 625 The thyrd boye: O! noble child of thy father on hye,
alas! what have I for to give thee?
and quaver as yt would fall. 609 boye ) plaie W: 610 ore ) nor B Wh 613 though hit lacke that yt lackes Wr. 614 fayre omit W 617 I know that ) omit Wh this ) the h
619 have I ] I have B Wh 621 Iewell 1 jewells B
622 to 1 for to Wh 623 take ] thou take B, then take h Wr., that take Dm. 625 thy father on hye) the B Wh 6 26 to give ) omit B Wh thee ) at beginning of 627 in B 627 that soundeth 80 royallye ) omit B Wh 628 have I omit BW hat all ] omit B Wh 629 the valey alowe) omit B Wh
630 sound I swere ) omit B WL 631 world wood B Wh ringe at beginning of 632 in B 632 quaver ) quiver B Wh would fall) were B Wh
owe ) omit B Wood B W h ring mall) were